July 20th, 2005

Ancient Worlds News – Pre-Incas kept detailed records too – 20/07/2005


But Dr Ruth Shady, an archeologist leading investigations into the Peruvian coastal city of Caral, says quipus were among a treasure trove of articles discovered at the site, which is about 5000 years old.

“This is the oldest quipu and it shows us that this society … also had a system of ‘writing’ [which] would continue down the ages until the Inca empire and would last some 4500 years,” Shady says.


1 comment(s)

  1. comment by w. on Thursday, Jul 21st, 2005 10:28 am

    Wonder if anyone has ever written quipu code into the plot of a novel?

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